June 2018 – Sunshine Coast LGA Vacant Land, 2017 Calendar Year Report
17 June, 2018 / Vanessa Rader / Download Research

Demand for land and house / land product in the Sunshine Coast LGA over the 2017 calendar year has remained strong with significant increases in median values for both products. Although year on year there are decreases in both lot approvals and sales volumes it comes off the back of 3 years of strong increases with vacant land sales still well above the 10 year average. We anticipate further increase in demand in this location due to ongoing business confidence...


June 2018 – Scenic Rim LGA Vacant Land, 2017 Calendar Year Report
17 June, 2018 / Vanessa Rader / Download Research

The results for Scenic Rim show increases in values for both vacant land, and house and land packages, over the last year (albeit based on an extremely limited amount of transactions). There is however an increased belief in the long term viability of this market with infrastructure initiatives such as the opening in late 2017 of the $27.5million Beaudesert Town Centre Bypass , as well as the ongoing Bromelton State Development Industrial Area, which has the potential to create up...


June 2018 – Logan LGA Vacant Land, 2017 Calendar Year Report
17 June, 2018 / Vanessa Rader / Download Research

The results for the Logan City show a strong increase in lot approvals over the 12 month period to calendar end 2017. This is a reflection of a number of large masterplanned communities coming online in the region, together with a number of smaller more fragmented Rates of sale improved by approximately 5% over this same period and are well up on the long term averages, however value levels remain fairly static. We anticipate rates of sale to remain strong...


June 2018 – Ipswich LGA Vacant Land, 2017 Calendar Year Report
16 June, 2018 / Vanessa Rader / Download Research

Demand for land and house / land product in the Ipswich LGA over the 2017 calendar year has remained strong with only a slight variance down from 2016 in respect to median values and sales volumes. The median value for land has reduced slightly we which expect to be a result of increased competition with a number of new estates having commenced in 2017. Volumes remain significantly higher than longer term 5 and 10 year average. Median values are only...


June 2018 – Gold Coast Vacant Land Report, 2017 Calendar Year
16 June, 2018 / Vanessa Rader / Download Research

The Gold Coast land market has shown robust results over the last few years, which continued over the course of 2017. The volume of vacant land sales has however shown significant reductions although it has not dampened the median price across the region. Lot values have seen sizeable gains over the past 12 months after the prior few years had recorded minimal growth which was keeping affordability in check, the decreasein average lot size being a contributing factor. The true...


June 2018 – Sunshine Coast Industrial Overview
1 June, 2018 / Vanessa Rader and Michael Shadforth / Download Research

The Sunshine Coast has witnessed a strong growth in population over the past ten years, fuelled by the release of land and affordable housing in the region. Investment into this region has been high with improvements in a variety of infrastructure projects including the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Sunshine Coast Airport and various other economic and employment land development which has resulted in Gross Regional Product estimated at $14.05billion, which represented 4.50% of the state’s GSP in 2016. During 2017...


May 2018 – Queensland Retail Centre Insights (sub $20million)
22 May, 2018 / Vanessa Rader and Michael Feltoe / Download Research

Improvements in key economic indicators across the State of Queensland (QLD) have assisted in driving investment demand in QLD retail assets. Historically low interest rates and the associated cheap cost of debt have continued to ‘fuel the fire’ with average yields experiencing their sixth year of compression from 9.75% in 2012 to 6.77% in 2018. A leading driver of this has been the continuing trend of southern state (NSW and VIC) investors targeting QLD, to take advantage of comparatively higher...


May 2018 – Bayside Commercial Overview
15 May, 2018 / Vanessa Rader and Nathan Moore / Download Research

With interest rates low and quality investment options limited, 2017 saw a large increase in the number of small private investors seeking commercial property nationally. An alternative to residential or other asset classes, demand rose across most of the country for smaller sub $1.5million assets which offer attractive yields or improved rental potential. Owner occupiers also are evident in the market looking to shelter from rents and taking advantage of low interest rates, many purchasing through their super fund. This...


May 2018 – Brisbane 5,000sqm+ Industrial Leasing Market
11 May, 2018 / Vanessa Rader and Dan Costello / Download Research

Leasing activity across the Brisbane Industrial market (over 5,000sqm) has continued at a steady pace into 2018 with demand still strong particularly by logistic and transport users. Absorption over the 12 months to April 2018 has been recorded at over 285,000sqm, slightly down on last year’s results which reflect the reduction in speculative development keeping vacancies moving downward. Some speculative development however remains vacant which serves to caution other approved developments to hold until commitment is sourced. Becoming increasingly obvious...


May 2018 – Melbourne Industrial Kingston LGA
9 May, 2018 / Vanessa Rader and George Kelepouris / Download Research

Sales turnover trajectory has continued its upward momentum. Activity levels across the Melbourne Industrial market have shown considerable uptick for the 2017 calendar year after two years of limited investment. High demand for properties coupled with a shortage of available stock kept turnover levels subdued in 2015 and 2016, however improvements in these stock levels has also resulted in strong capital value growth. The broader strong fundamentals of Melbourne including robust population improvements and strong employment growth have all resulted...